arrangement of items colored and blue transferware

May Feature Books

Dishy AnimalsDishy Animals ABC: An Alphabet Book for Children and Adults, by Judie Siddall

Inexpensive children’s china was made in Britain throughout the 19th century as gifts for good behavior, christening presents, souvenirs, and rewards for excellence in school.  It was inexpensive because the pattern was transfer-printed on the pottery rather than hand-painted. Read more.


The Italian PatternThe Italian Pattern: The story of an iconic 19th century transferware design, by Richard Halliday

Spode's Italian pattern surely has to be one of the most recognizable and indeed most iconic designs in the history of transfer printed pottery. It is possibly true to say that almost every home, antique shop, antique show and museum around much of the world has at least one example of this pattern within it. Read more.